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Feb 17, 2012 | 10:22 AM EST
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Provide better sound quality in your recordings by treating your space with common household items, and stop sounding shitty :)



Rated 5 / 5 stars August 15, 2012

Great tips.


Rated 5 / 5 stars February 17, 2012

Funny and educational XD


Rated 5 / 5 stars February 17, 2012

This should be mandatory viewing for content creators. Thank you for making this!


Rated 5 / 5 stars February 23, 2012

Nice work, very educational.


Rated 5 / 5 stars February 17, 2012

There are so many people who don't understand what's going on when they get a shitty sound. Fact is that there are numerous things that can be the weak link when recording, but the room itself indeed many times is an overlooked issue. And it IS pretty easy to make it sound less shitty. The next step from "less shitty" to "good" will cost a whole lot, but "less shitty" will take you a very long way. If it sounds good, it is good, like a really good sound designer once told me.

A good idea however is that if you can record stuff in the environment that the voice should be played back in, do it ("on location" so to speak...)! That'll give the best end-result. Or if you have time but not the possibility to do this, worldize the sound (using a good flat speaker... Genelec speakers will probably do a good job). And/or use convolution reverb if you want a little more flexibility.

Thumbs up for this animation, it's going in the audio-wiki! ^_^

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RicePirate responds:

Absolutely ... however, if you go with location, you better hope that you have access to that location, if (god forbid) you're asked to tweak a line :P

I'm currently making the upgrade from "less shitty" to "good" ... been a much more in-depth journey than I anticipated.